Bike Sharing Milano Duomo

Bike Sharing in Milan: How to Use BikeMi, Ofo and Mobike


Bike Sharing Milano Duomo


How does BikeMi work?

Once you sign in to the service and pay you will receive a code. With the code provided you will unlock a bike, use it and put it back in any station when you’re done. Repeat whenever you need. It’s very simple and, being Milan so small and flat, is much better than the motorised public transport, weather permitting.

Remember: you need to return the bike within 2 hours, after which you can just pick another one. If you exceed this time limit for three times your account will be suspended.
The service is active from 7am to midnight, after that it’s only possible to return a bike, not pick it up.

If there are no slot where to return a bike or there are no bikes to pick up you can type the code on the column and the nearest available station will be shown.

How much is it?

  • Daily (24 hours): €4.50
  • Weekly: €9.00
  • Annual: €36.00

As you can see 24 hours or a week on a shared bike costs as much as the public transport pass.

Bike Sharing in Santeria
My bike blending in with the cool guys in Santeria

How to get a shared bike?

You can subscribe online, which is by far the most convenient way to do it. Alternatively you can call the free-toll number: 800 80 81 81 or go to an ATM points (ATM being the public transport company of Milan) open from Monday to Saturday, 7.45am – 7.15pm at these stations:

Duomo M1-M3
Cadorna Triennale M1-M2
Loreto M1-M2
Centrale M2-M3
Garibaldi M2
Romolo M2

What do you need?

To make your experience smoother I would suggest to subscribe ahead. Also make sure you know where the bike stations are: there is an online map, or you can use Citymapper.

Free Floating Bike Sharing

Walking around Milan you can see some bikes scattered along the pavements, these are the Mobike and Ofo bikes. These two companies can be found everywhere in the city and can be picked up and dropped off wherever you like.

Install their apps and use it to look for the closest bike and to unlock it, you will then be charged €0.50 for each half hour of use. This makes these bikes more convenient for an occasional use: you will need more than 9 half hour rides in a day to make bikeMi more convenient.

Download the Mobike app:

Google Play downloadApple store download




Download the Ofo app:

Google Play downloadApple store download





7 thoughts on “Bike Sharing in Milan: How to Use BikeMi, Ofo and Mobike”

  1. hello Rick
    I am coming in early October from NZ.
    I am attending a conference but am also trying to learn Italian so want to experience as much as possible.
    I have organised and Air BNB near the central station.
    Could def use tips on where to visit and where to eat.

    1. Ciao Andrew come va? 🙂
      Thanks for your message, I’m glad to hear you’ll be staying in Milan…beautiful city! How long are you planning to stay?
      I suggest you to visit my page Milan Like a Local, and perhaps save my foursquare list. Not a fan of Foursquare after they changed it but the lists are still valid.

  2. I am arriving Milan on 7th April and will stay till 18th april at Navigli.
    Please suggest me how to use bikemi.

    1. Hello Himanshu, you picked a great time of the year to visit my beloved Milan. If the weather look reliably good enough you can take the weekly BikeMi pass (€9), as a daily pass would cost you €4.5.
      With so many days at your disposal you can visit the city thoroughly, and perhaps take some day-trips to the beautiful surrounding areas. If you want some help and suggestions for your trip please contact me here.

    1. Hello! BikeMi works on a different scheme: even with a daily, weekly or monthly ATM card you’ll still have to get a BikeMi pass. Let me know if you need further info!

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